Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Busy Bees

We've not been slacking during the holiday period but have just signed up a Canadian company who make an exciting 7-in-one 20MSa/s 2MHz scope adapter. And it runs Open Source software on Windows/Mac/Linux systems - does Bode plots while-you-wait! You'll have to look at www.syscompdesign.com for tech details till we can get it in our webshop, but we have them in stock now at only $179.99. Every engineer should have one!

Friday, December 19, 2008

*Twas the month before Christmas*

*When all through our land,*

*No person was praying*

*Nor taking a stand.*

*The PC Police had now taken away,*

*The true meaning of Christmas - but no-one could say.*

*The children were told by their schools not to sing*

*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*

*It might hurt some feelings, the teachers would say*

* December 25th is just ' Holiday '.*

*Yet shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*

*Pushing folks to the floor just to find gifts of merit!*

*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, and an I-pod*

*And something was changing - yes, something quite odd! *

*Retailers advertised Ramadan, Kwanzaa*

*In hopes to sell books by Al Franken & Fonda.*

*As Target was hanging its trees upside down*

* At Lowe's the word Christmas - would nowhere be found.*

*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*

*You wouldn’t hear “Christmas” in anyone’s ears.*

*Inclusive, and Sensitive, and Di-ver-si-ty*

*Are words that are used to discourage me.*

*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*

*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!*

*From the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*

*”Eliminate Christmas, in all public matter!*

*And we spoke not a word, as they took back the space*

* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*

*The Season’s reason had been disregarded.*

*So as you enjoy 'Winter Break' by your Tree'*

*Sipping your Starbucks, just listen to me. *

*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*


And not Seasons Greetings !*

And make someone’s day!

Please, join all together and wish those you meet


Remember the Reason for the Christmas Season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Where did Christmas go?

It seems that it's not the sentiment but the value of a gift has taken over. One of our suppliers sent me this advice to illustrate:


We just sent out a newsletter to our customers, featuring the words "Merry Christmas" and received a few compliments that we weren't bowing to political correctness. I don't approve of rewriting history...

Have a great time with your family if you can...